Blatant Trade Mark Infringement by Microsoft causing damage to the reputation of El Reg.
Send in the Lawyers.
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Blatant Trade Mark Infringement by Microsoft causing damage to the reputation of El Reg.
Send in the Lawyers.
Oooooo... Look at you with your Expensive noise cancelling headphones. Perhaps you can cancel that tish tish tish coming from your shit choice of music... No? At least try not to sing. FFS.
Huh? What if someone has already ordered mine for me?
Re: TSOHOST just did the same thing
Vidahost also :-(
Yes they did. If you want to 'opt-out' of it you have to click a...
my.vidahost account link in the email which links to...
I always click on every link I receive via email. Especially those that look like someone is going to sell me cheaper Viagra.
Oh. If you access your VidaHost account you do not get the opportunity to tell them to get lost. Best offer is you buy the .uk domain for £5.99
... we get Brexit over and done with the sooner we can stop the EU sticking their noses in with their stupid efforts to protect our Human Rights. JRM for Supreme Overlord.
Don't bother responding or downvoting.
You lost. Get over it.
No Shit Sherlock.
What part of Office 365 having a lower version number than Office 2016 did you miss?
Mr Cruise is getting his butt fucked by multiple opposition aircraft.
Clippy: "You appear to be getting your butt fucked. May I suggest the latest unstable release?"
Cruise: "Fuck Yeah!"
OK... maybe not such a good idea.
Many thanks. I have to say that I would not be very happy if someone stuck one of those things in front of my house and that would have bugger all to do with light. Seriously my mental health would suffer if I had to wake up every morning to that outside my front window.
Daily Mail link in a Reg article. 161m long page filled with celebrity tits and arses. No thanks.
Do Not Worry. Some hedge fund manager will invest your pension money in it and get a bonus when things go tits up.
You will have to 'trust' me but my opinion would be that that is an utter and complete load of Shit Bollocks.
The site tells me I have been PWND.
I already get enough spam on that particular Email address as a result of me posting it on The Interwang. Mr Hunt has told me what I knew already. It is worthless information. Of course if Mr Hunt has additional information in respect of that Email Address then assuming he knows what he is on about he should be able to inform me.
At the moment all I know is Mr Hunt has my Email Address on his Shitty base and you are apologising because Mr Hunt is shit at dealing with his Shitty Base.
In respect of being PWND I will give zero fucks about that Email Address unless Mr Hunt provides me with information about it that indicates I should pay more attention. Since he does not I will ignore him.
Fuck Off and Have A Nice Day
HIBP tells me so. It would be nice if Troy Hunt would give me more information in respect of how I have been PWND. In particular... Is it just my email address or does the record come with login or other credentials... or do I have to sign up to his service and pay some bitcoin for the additional information?
Obviously you are not the right kind of shit and as a result attract no flies. I would not be able to advise you as to how to try harder to become the right sort of shit because I have no idea how I became so attractive, TalkTalk CoughCough, but it sounds like you are not really up for the job in the first place unless your counter scripts, which appear not to, involve an extended discussion as to how to turn your computer on including the usual about power switches, lights, screen, cables and other such stuff. The opening gambit of "Fuck Off I run Linux" or "Go Shag Your Goat" are quite good for listening to lost connections but, should you be in the mood, you have to be more creative in order to have Microsoft Support spend a few hours teaching you a bit more about the intricacies of your operating system. I was amazed to discover that they bank with Western Union.
I have to agree there. All my calls from the Lads and Lasses at Microsoft Support begin with them asking me to please be turning on my computer before we get into arguing the toss about whether I have pressed the Windows and R key at the same time. It has on occasion taken an hour or so before I manage to download the RDP program and have to ask them how to install Wine. Useless shits repeatedly do not have a clue about that one so I guess my computer is still broken and that's why they keep on calling me. Perhaps someone who has contacts at Microsoft can ask them to educate their support department about such things.
Sorry. I am renowned for my clarity. When I moved off XP to Linux I was offered Thunderbird by default and thought Meh, it was a bit 'shouty'. Evolution was closer to Outhouse and over three upgrades I have had no issues with it.
I have had no problems setting up Evolution such that it made sense for myself. It's the other user who, despite my efforts, keeps messing things up which is kind of in line with the article. I guess they would have the same problems with Thunderbird.
Either way I am becoming proficient at identifying what they may have clicked on in order to mess things up so I can put things back together again.
I moved off XP to Linux and chose Evolution. No problems at all. I also moved someone else over. Despite my setting things up such that they make 'sense' I still have to repeatedly go back and set them up so that they make sense. I have no idea what the person is doing in the interim periods in order to make things not make sense.
I know nothing but it does not look like it will pass Mach 1 without falling to bits when they get it off the ground.
I can't remember the number of times I have watched video of NASA trying to get that building off the ground... Maybe next time.
... If Milwaukee County's parks are being damaged by Pokemon players and there exists good evidence that that is the case then raise a Pokemon Tax on Milwaukee County Residents.
I know nothing about Law or American Law but I doubt that raising Taxes to maintain Recreational Facilities violates some Amendment or another. Tax the Locals harder and see if they amend their behaviour.
Might cause a bit of grumbling by the people who do not play Pokemon... Or riots in the parks.
.... Be more patriotic and boycott Apple. That'll show them. I see Mr Gove has already sorted out the fish situation. Maybe we can also tell BMW, or is it AUDI?, where to get off with their car users not knowing how to use indicators and the EU forcing our Great British Workers to fit them anyway. I may have some other ideas in respect of Doner Kebab Containers, the baked flour bit stupids, being converted back to Two Feet and Three Inches. Can't afford a full one... Fuck off down the food bank where you belong. Simples. Oh and if you are not fully invested on AIM and averaged down to the hilt on Wonga... Fuck off back to your own country.
Angela Leadsom's coming today. Tra La La La La La.
Angela Leadsom's coming today. Tra La La La La La La.
Fuck off Corbyn. You are just as shit but I wrote a better song for Angela. Loser. Oh and just in case fuck off Trump. I'm not going to write you a song. Hope someone dumps salt on you when you try to backdoor any entry the UK and it has the desired effect.
My last experience with The Lads from India ran 6 hours over four days and involved 6 telephone calls. They took time off over the weekend. I repeatedly called Local Plod and Action Fraud and begged them to intercept my communications. Zero Fucks Given let alone any Action Taken. Local Plod tried to argue that this was the reason why they needed to intercept everything. I have no idea which earworm was in place such that he missed that I, in this particular case, was begging them to do so.
End game, second call on Tuesday, I was asked to restart my computer so I ask them how to restart a virtual machine. Then we go through the problem with my credit card numbers not working which has stopped them extracting £650 from my bank account via the account they have set up for me through Western Union, apparently Western Union is Microsofts Bank and the £650 was a refund from Microsoft for being slightly rubbish. Then we get back to shutting down my virtual machine.
It takes a bit of time for my expert to twig but he finally gets it, I can hear him asking his mates, and then he gets a bit upset about me wasting so much of his time so I explain that he has been had and how he has been had then he asks me 'Are You Ghandu?' I do not know what that means but eventually after being asked a couple of times he triumphs and explains it to me. I tell him I am not, he does not have my money and ask him 'Who is the Fool?' He hangs up.
I call up Western Union who are suitably thick and pass me around the houses until one of their staff works it out and matches the account and details to the creation time and suggests they have cancelled it. I can probably reliably guess that they have cancelled the account set up on my behalf but completely failed to investigate the account that my £650 not refund was being sent to.
Perhaps someone from Western Union can rock up and tell me how seriously they take such matters.
Perhaps someone from Remote Desktop Connection companies can can rock up and tell me how seriously they take such matters.
Perhaps someone from Action Fraud can rock up and tell me how seriously they take such matters.
Please do not bother. You do Not.
Yup.. GTT. That's one of them. Presumably related to,
Anti Spam and Anti Virus.
"Unique ‘Link following’ feature (scanning of URLs within emails for potential links to malware), providing an additional layer of protection for your business."
It will/does download pdfs but does not scan links within them so you could still manage to provide a link within a document that would/could lead the recipient to a nasty. As such it is not bullet proof.
OK Fine it's a 'useful' service but it is still gifting what might be potentially sensitive and ideally privileged information about your communications with your parliamentary representatives.
Send an e-mail with a link to content on your own Web Server to an @parliament.uk address. Wait two minutes and check the web server logs. The content of your e-mail and any attached document will be scanned and you will get a visit from Germany, the US or London to check the contents of any links provided. Apparently it is 'a service' provided by MessageLabs. I would be more concerned about that than some Russian trying to hack passwords. America already has full access to your personal discussions with a member of Parliament or a member of The House of Lords.
I've been running Linux on my desktop, vintage 2006, for quite a long time and every time someone fucks up the house electrics it comes back up the same as it was before after swearing at who fucked them up and resetting the breakers.
I assume this means you will remove all third party tracking devices from websites hosted on gov.uk and nhs.uk
Oh silly me. It's not so much that you do not know your arse from your elbow but in the battle for control of your mouth the bit that should have known the difference turned into a desiccated walnut and the elbow won.
Just in case... most peoples arses are more intelligent than their elbows but you still manage to spout shit with your elbow in control.
Would it not make sense for all sides to 'burn' their exploits on the assumption that all sides, assuming they are equally capable, are all holding the same deck of dodgy cards.
"Hit em with CLFUCK04!!"
"It got burned."
"No! That's Ours Goddammit."
"Apparently they knew about it."
"It's been patched."
"What? You mean we can't even fuck over our own people?"
"Fraid Not. Sorry."
What we need is more surveillance and backdoors to encryption. Simples. Also vote Team May. Sorted.
I would have posted my wisdom on The Daily Mail but I got bored waiting for it to load up the Celebrity Tits and Arses.
Obviously this Forum will be more receptive to the message.
Looking forward to a huge up-vote on this one.
If you cannot set up an arbitrary record type in memory, save it to a hard disk and recover the same data from the hard disk within the same memory based record without FUCKING FAFFING ABOUT WITH THE INTERMEDIATE SHIT......
Ohm.. Ohm.. Ohm..
"Master, they have implemented Data Bases."
"Interesting. How do they access them?"
"They use a Structured Query Language."
"This sounds like an additional layer of shit."
"Indeed Master I have not been able to penetrate the other layers."
"Do you think we should gift them our wisdom?"
"It pains me to say we should let them die of their consequences."
"Ah well. Set a course for the next one."
Is the browser just a "dumb window" on your phone/tab/PC/laptop or is it more active?
Last I checked, according to our profile of you, you are a "dumb fuck" and those who are better than you need to "improve your browsing experience" in order to justify your existence. If you have a problem with that you can just fuck off and not use the Inter Tubes.
If your browsing device was a House Brick marketing scum would still find a way to extract personal data from it and advertise socks at you.
No doubt other implementations will be available. Of course GPG comes in various other flavours but if you wish to have a 'stand-alone' version on a MicroSD card...
New Text is,
Alright, let's get right to it...
We've been out of touch for a while. I've been very busy looking for the next big stock that has the potential to explode and it took me months to find one.
If I can be honest, this one came to me as a god send. I got lucky. I have this friend who works at a law firm in NYC and we've known each other for a very long time.
Long story short, he told me that his firm is about to finalize a big takeover by a multibillion corporation. They're buying this tiny company that is now trading at just around 10 cents a share.
I couldn't believe my ears when I heard him say that they're paying somewhere between $1.30 and $1.39 for the company. The deal is closing and being announced mid next week.
I could get into what the company does, but who really cares right? All we need to know is that they are in the high tech industry and that this is going to be a huge buyout.
I recommend you buy shares as soon as possible today and wait it out until you get paid over $1.30 next week. The way takeovers work is that they will just credit this price per share, in cash, to your brokerage account and in exchange will take the shares that you bought at just pennies.
I may never have another tip like this, so cash in on it while you still can.
I have now received this message five times today... and from different people so obviously it is legit. I've spent at least another five hours screaming at my broker to buy and the fucking idiot says he needs to know which company.
It's the company that is trading at "just around 10 cents a share" and is going to get bought out "somewhere between $1.30 and $1.39" DOH!
They have just admitted that they do not have the technical capability to collect Internet Connection Records but are using the Judgement that says they are not allowed to do so in order to avoid admitting as much.
Why... just last week I developed a Pure Fusion Weapon with Stark Trek Transportation Delivery Capability and someone said I was spouting shit. As things turn out it would be in violation of some nuclear proliferation treaty so I have decided not to implement it.
Now... you will hate me for this but... Why cannot I reliably or otherwise transparently save and recover a "record" from 'memory' to 'disk'. Why do I have to go through some, no clothes other than the latest same old same old fashion, arbitrator and its overheads?
Fortunately once we have implemented The Great Repeal Bill we can get back to LSD, forget about all this 'expert' stuff and become Globally Globally Global.
Top Tip for Trump.
If your microwave is spying on you then according to FCC15 you have to reorientate it so it does not.
Better still... just get rid of the FCC.
Well Done. Applause....
What, may one ask, is the point of, some of, these companies blarting on about removing their advertising from Google when they smear DoubleClick, the advertising arm of Google, all over their web pages thereby allowing Google to profile their visitors and make advertising coin out of them... possibly even sell them services from a competitor...?
"We're not going to advertise with you any more."
"Fine, we'll just sell the profiles generated via your sites on to someone else."
And whilst I am on my 'Soap Box'.
Make of that what you will but I would mention that the sum...
(.gov.uk hosting Google)/∞ = 1
is a useful approximation.
And last, but not least,
Get your Gonorrhoea tracking pixel here...
The basic premise being that as a result of .gov.uk, and nhs.uk, and their insistence of smearing Google, and of course Facebook and Twitter, tracking devices all over their websites means that The Populace has been pwnd by said companies.
Do not forget that these are US companies as well and whilst Mr Trump Trumps about surveillance conspiracy theories as gifted to him by Russians I think I might have more substantial concerns about 'our' data being gifted to the US by .gov.uk
Of course in as much as Mr Trumps Mind is not Deep his destruction of healthcare, such as it is, in the US appears to mirror our Governments attitude towards the NHS and then...
Google has a Deep, and abusive, Mind.
Just in case I have not been clear about this, as a general rule I am not known for clear expression of thought... I do not care if Government adverts appear alongside dodgy stuff on You Tube. Naturally I block ads so I do not see it anyway and otherwise "ISIS Chopping Heads Off" is not a search term I might use on a regular basis... unless, as a result of recent events, I was looking for Government adverts on You Tube.
What I do care about is that Government is arbitrarily, without thought and without the informed knowledge of The Populace gifting all of this tracking information to Google and the rest, burning tax payers money for the privilege whilst not recovering tax and when 'Targeted Advertising' goes wrong the best they can do is moan a bit rather than going hardcore and stripping all of Googles, and the other companies, tracking rubbish out of their websites.
They will have to move on to expressing the equally unassailable view that our own Denizens are a bunch of clueless self serving wankers instead.
"You mentioned Brexit in a negative / dismissive way."
I think I mentioned Brexit in terms of the vote afforded to members of Linx in as much that, for such an important decision, a 75% majority was required to pass the vote whereas in the case of Brexit no such requirement was in place. However the result was sufficiently marginal and presented in such a loaded way that if they were to apply pressure and run it again GCHQ would be on site and inserting their black boxes and fibre taps into the system.
Otherwise you are quite correct to assume that I see nothing positive in respect of Brexit and, given only 26% of the population voted to hang the rest along with themselves, would prefer to dismiss it as a bad nightmare.
Unfortunately Mrs May is in charge along with a number of other loony tunes not least including an ineffective opposition. Mrs May is 'tits oot' for Brexit at any cost. Mrs May is responsible for Linx having to act as a result of the IPAct because she is 'tits oot' for a surveillance state. Mrs May is 'tits oot' for immigration control... All the things she has failed at in the past can now be 'corrected'.
You don't know why people did what they did so casual anti brexit is casual twattery.
I could take a reasoned guess but since you are here perhaps you can explain it to me in words of more than one syllable without resorting to "You Lost. Get over It." or similar.
Seriously, not really, I respect and would consider fighting for your right to shoot both of your own feet off but might become slightly concerned if, having done so, you insist on decimating the NHS and indeed other industries such that you, and others, will not receive medical attention or courgettes and subsequently crawl about on the floor like a zombie trying to chew my ankles.
"What like Facebook"
"Server Not Found"
I think we/they are safe, for various definitions of being unsafe, unless some other idiot comes up with the idea. Perhaps I should have words with the latest Kim Whatever His Name Is.
If you read RevK he seems to spend a lot of time sorting out problems created by BT.
Last I remember in respect of the #IPBill before it became the #IPAct some twot... from BT basically said 'Whatever you want you can have as long as you bung us the cash to do it'.
I wish I could find a link to the manky little twat, name him and post his CV.. Digs into brain... Mark Hughes.
Now... Whilst RevK apparently knows about security Mark Hughes has been promoted from failed burger seller to the security job by BT. As a result you might wish to ask yourselves who has more influence over LINX.
"Thumbs down for talking about thumbs down"
Thanks for reminding me that El Reg gives you the choice.
Perhaps, in the future, we can move to the Exclusively Thumbs Up System instead and get a better idea about people's opinions.
Damn. I guess as a result of my application of logic I have to give you a Thumbs Up.
Why One Thumb Down... Cripes! Two Thumbs Down.
Obviously I am prone to expressing my perception of things in a manner that may not make sense to others but which bit in your view did I get wrong and why?
Next up, unlike Brexit which did not require 75% and is not allowed another vote, they will run another 'Referendum' and get the required 75%.
 Well done the 37%. Unfortunately...
"Nice UK based network you have got there. It would be a bit of a shame if, for example, you lost your back-haul."
Whilst I may not be totally in tune with this I do have to admit that it is a good job that Mr Busk has all of the Dollar in place as well as the ear of the Yump in order to get the job done. Fuck forbid some idiot might come up with some ideas about stuff and not wish to be an employee. Anyway... why do Lardyarse Americans wish to transport themselves at high speed from one side of the country to the other whilst missing out the middle bit. I thought they invented the interwank for that sort of thing?
My name is Ian from Microsoft GCHQ and your computer is reporting back to us it is having problems so I am here to fix it for you. Please to be pressing the Windows Key and R.
... a company that relies on advertising to generate cash?
Good luck with that one.
Anyway, zero fucks given about how many bazillion ads they think they have spaffed at their users, fake users/ads or otherwise. What's on the bottom line in the accounts?
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